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Restaurant 1985

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French, European, Swiss
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cL. Eusebio A. Morales | near El Panama Hotel and Las Vegas Suites hotel, Panama City, Panama
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Livermore, CO
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Excellent service - Excellent staff - Excellent food!!! We wandered around a few blocks from our hotel looking for a nice dinner place, we saw 1985 and decided to go in for a glass of wine! Justa (could be spelling it wrong) took care of us at the bar - at his suggestion we started with a cheese plate that... More 

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Thank Beachlover49
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Got surprised with this restaurant! Very nice, and extensive menu, prices are really good. The service is good, and great selection. I love the atmosphere, and lot of parking space. Loved the Risotto, the Lobster Bisque was OK, and the cheese cake was also very good. I also liked a Corvina was a sauce.

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Thank lolinstar
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

A lot has been said about the food here - there's not much I can add: well prepared dishes (I fondly remember my prawns in a perfect tomato cream) in a nice atmosphere with professional service. The best aspect, though, is the wine list: plenty of great wines at the perfect drinking age, e.g. a 1997 Puligny Montrachet by Latour... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This place is for luxury or fine dining. Be advised that it will be appropriate to be business attired or business casual. Just an advise, but it is not highly demanded. You will notice though, that the place and decor may go along with the dress code. Very good service and fast! Which is very important. Pricing depends on what... More 

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Thank Luis507
Cincinnati, OH
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Classic French food that deservies a "10". Service is a "Chinese Fire Drill". Got butter, but no bread. Ask for wine list. Forget it. Ordered two glasses of wine instead. Adjoining table of locals had their order taken by the owner who talked to none else in the room. Would go back for the food, but be prepared for the... More 

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Grenoble, France
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

fantastic wine menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the chateau margeaux 1970 which was a pure delice! I reccommend it without hessitation. The food was great. I chose from the daily menu and the portions were great apart from the ravioli which was quite small even if delicious. Service also 5 star.

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Edmonton, Canada
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488 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful lunch at 1985 with friends. The meals that each of us ordered (after taking a chunk of each other's plate) were awesome.....except the fish fillets with lemon sauce that my wife ordered. Whether or not those particular fillets were old or frozen too long it didn't steer the rest... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I went to this restaurant many times in the past, but I had not been in the last four years. Gosh... it was like coming back home ! As good as I remembered it, excellent food choice, nice ambiance and of course, the best wine choice in a restaurant. Food is a bit expensive, but surely deserved. Staff friendly as... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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95 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Swiss food which has french,italian and german influences at its best here in Panama City.Service is excellent and so is quality no matter what.The wine selection is outstanding and recommended by Wine Spectator.This is an expensive restaurant but I believe you wont be disappointed.

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Santa Clara, Panama
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

One of the best restaurants in Panama - elegant without being stuffy, wonderful menu, efficient and friendly service - one of my fav's- not cheap, but when you really want to spoil your lady...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Swiss
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cL. Eusebio A. Morales | near El Panama Hotel and Las Vegas Suites hotel, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Description
very well known upscale restaurant by chef Willy Dinnelmann. It is listed in Frommers Guidebook and others. French Swiss cuisine with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?